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    New question here. Cog Questions

    Hello all.

    I'm getting mighty sick of the gears on my Kona and I want to convert it to a SS. Its a Kona Sutra with the trick horizontal/disc mount dropouts, so tension isn't a problem.

    My big question is what cog to use. I have a Mavic Speedcity wheelset and I would like to go budget and simply convert the rear wheel with some spacers. I'm worried that a single cog will tear up the cassette body.

    I've seen some references to wider base SS cogs on here, but I would like to find one that I can get soon and isn't too expensive. Right now, Chris King is looking like the best option.

    Any suggestions?

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    the surly cog is a good 'inexpensive' option...i hesitate to use the word cheap.
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    Oops, you're right!

    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    the surly cog is a good 'inexpensive' option...i hesitate to use the word cheap.
    Yes, inexpensive, not cheap.

    Didn't think to look at that one! I do want their chainring though, go for an all steel drivetrain.

    Thanks!

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    ditto Surly


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    Ok, think I'm set!

    Thanks all for the help!

    I'll post pics when she's all done!

    Cheers,

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    If your cassette body is steel you are ok with any cog

    I have been using "thin" $4 Novatech cogs on my Crossmax for months and you cannot see what position the cog was on the hub, absolutely no marking.

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    I would rather not risk it...

    I've heard of people not having problems. But I don't want to take the risk.

    I just ordered a bunch of SS stuff up, so hopefully in two weeks I'll be up and running!

    Cheers,

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    Hope King Cog or a Surly Cog...

    Both work fine. I got a King 17t as a freebie add-on with my hub order so I haven't shopped around. We sell the Surly Cog and people swear by them. The King is a lot lighter, and since I'm a sucker for bling, I'll run it until it dies and decide later, but for now, it's taken a serious beating and holds up.

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    Endless cycles kick a$$ cogs

    Nice cogs for cassette hubs. What kind of gear ratio are you thinking about running? I took the rings off the rouleur crankset that came with the bike and found the 42t middle ring a bit much. Swapped it out for a 38 and am now running 38t-20t. Thinking about going with a 22 for climbing days.
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